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NASCAR Power Rankings Week 13

Tom Jensen, SPEED.com

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Posted May 20, 2013 08:17 AM EDT

Five-time became Four-Time on Saturday night, as Jimmie Johnson became the only driver in NASCAR history to win the Sprint All-Star Race for the fourth time, fighting off the Busch brothers for a historic victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

That triumph moves Johnson atop the FOXSports.com/SPEED.com Power Rankings for this week.

This week's list:

+5

Busch

-5

Almirola

FOX SPORTS NASCAR POWER RANKINGS

RK DRIVER WINS CHANGE HIGH/LOW COMMENTS
1

Jimmie Johnson

3 1 1/7
What a night for Johnson, who wins his second consecutive All-Star race and breaks a tie with the late Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon for most event victories. Yeah, he’s that good.
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2

Matt Kenseth

3 1 1/9
An uncharacteristically poor outing for Kenseth, who finished ninth and never was a factor all night long.
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3

Kyle Busch

2 1 1/16
For the second week in a row, Busch should have won but didn’t. This time, he got beat on pit road during the last stop. Still, a disturbing trend.
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4

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

0 1 1/14
There was no repeat of his rookie season, when Junior won the All-Star race. That said, seventh wasn’t too bad.
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5

Carl Edwards

1 2 1/19
Fast early, Edwards looked like a potential winner but got bitten by bad pit strategy.
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6

Kasey Kahne

1 3 2/15
It’s impressive how well Kahne runs when he’s not getting stuffed into the wall. He hoped for better than fourth.
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7

Denny Hamlin

0 1 1/19
Although he did not figure in the final outcome, Hamlin got better at the end of the race and finished sixth.
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8

Kevin Harvick

1 1 1/15
The former All-Star winner found no magic on Saturday night, finishing midpack.
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9

Clint Bowyer

0 3 2/15
Second after 40 laps, Bowyer faded badly and ended the night in 18th.
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10

Kurt Busch

0 5 2/19
Don’t look now, but Busch has greatly raised the performance of Furniture Row Racing. Could be a wild-card threat.
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11

Joey Logano

0 - 3/19
Whoa, where did Logano come from? Second place was best in class for everyone not named Johnson.
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12

Jeff Gordon

0 - 3/18
The three-time All-Star winner struggled much of the night, never running up front.
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13

Greg Biffle

0 3 4/18
Tough night for Biffle, who bounced off the wall and finished 15th.
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14

Brad Keselowski

0 3 1/16
Wow. Keselowski was out with a mechanical failure practically before the race began.
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15

Ryan Newman

0 1 7/20
Although he was best in class among the Stewart-Haas Racing cars, 13th wasn’t a good finish for Newman.
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16

Jamie McMurray

0 2 11/18
By winning the Sprint Showdown, McMurray raced his way into the big race, where he finished eighth. Good night.
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17

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

0 2 17/20
Runner-up in the Sprint Showdown moved Stenhouse into the main event, but once there, he struggled.
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18

Aric Almirola

0 5 8/20
He didn’t make the All-Star race, but Almirola is still having a great season.
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19

Paul Menard

0 5 9/20
Like Almirola, Menard didn’t advance beyond the Showdown.
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20

Martin Truex Jr.

0 3 9/20
See Menard above.
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